On April 30, 2010, McNeil Consumer Healthcare announced a voluntary recall of many of their children’s over-the-counter medications. This recall is not due to any adverse reaction to the medications; McNeil noted that the medications did not meet their quality standards. One example is that a medication may have a higher concentration of the active ingredient. The affected medications are Tylenol Infant Drops, Children’s Tylenol Suspension, Children’s Tylenol Plus Suspension, Motrin Infant Drops, Children’s Motrin Suspension, Children’s Motrin Cold Suspension, Children’s Zyrtec in Bottles, Children’s Benadryl in Bottles. McNeil’s website has detailed information on specific lot numbers affected. For additional information, including affected NDC numbers, consumers should visit McNeil’s website www.mcneilproductrecall.com or call 1-888-222-6036 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time). Any adverse reactions may also be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Program by fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In the meantime, stop using the listed medications and contact your healthcare provider for alternative medications.
About The Author
Desmond Lew, MD
Dr Desmond Lew is a Board Certified Pediatrician in California. He received his Medical Degree in 1989 at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. His Pediatric specialty training was based at University of California, Irvine Medical Center, where he rotated through UCIMC, Children's Hospital of Orange County and Miller's Children's Hospital in Long Beach.